10 December 2014. Lima, Peru. An Africa Day side event took place at UNFCCC COP 20. The event aimed to provide a platform and opportunity to critically examine the implications of the post-2015 climate change agreement for the continent, and explore how to advance sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa through building capacity to access the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other regional and international funds.
The event also highlighted how to enhance the involvement of women and youth in the climate changes adaptation.
12 December 2014. Lima, Peru. Delegates to the UNFCCC COP 20 discussed capacity building for climate finance at the event, ‘Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: building capacity to support increased finance flows,’ sponsored by Transparency International and adelphi, with the support of the Federal German Foreign Office, Climate Diplomacy, BMUB, NORAD, and the European Commission.
This video by IISD Reporting Services explores available tools for preparing developing countries for climate finance.
Note: The CliFiT toolkit was developed with financial support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of German Ministry of Development and Economic Cooperation.
GOVERNANCE OF CLIMATE FUNDING: ONLINE COURSES
Transparency International’s e-learning site about the governance of climate funding.
- Introduction to the governance of climate finance
- Climate finance - corruption and solutions
- Market based greenhouse gas mechanisms – challenges and opportunities (coming soon)
6 December 2014. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched its 'Adaptation Gap Report' at the UNFCCC COP 20 meeting. At its launch event, the authors and advisers of the report discussed the the report's findings, and global gaps in adaptation knowledge, finance, and technology. This video by IISD Reporting Services explores how the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report can inform policymakers and the UN climate negotiations. See also: PAEPARD blog post on the UNEP 'Adaptation Gap Report' :